Diabetes: Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th May 2019.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including in the mandatory part of every diabetes appointment a question on the mental wellbeing of a patient.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England has informed us that is has not assessed the case for mandatory inclusion of this question in every diabetes appointment. The NHS Long Term Plan committed to increasing the provision of mental health support for all patients who require it and NHS England is currently taking forward a number of initiatives to deliver this for patients including for those living with diabetes.

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